# Mathematical Reasoning

You don’t have to have a “math mind” to pass the GED^{®} Math test -- you just need the right preparation.

### Here's what you need to know:

- You should be familiar with math concepts, measurements, equations, and applying math concepts to solve real-life problems.
- You don’t have to memorize formulas and will be given a formula sheet in the test center as well as on the screen in the test.
- Use the free Math Study Guide to start studying. It will help you understand the skills being tested. Log in to start using the study guide.
- The GED Ready
^{®}practice test for Math can help you determine if you are ready to take the actual test. Log in to take the practice test.

### Try a Sample Question

**Question Overview**

This question requires you to order a set of fractions and decimals from smallest to largest. First, the numbers must all be converted to the same format--either all fractions or all decimals--then the resulting numbers are placed in order. (NOTE: On the GED^{®} Mathematical Reasoning test, a calculator would not be available to you on this question.)

A list of numbers is shown

1⁄2, 0.6, 4⁄5, 1⁄8, 0.07

**Which list shows the numbers arranged from smallest to largest?**